Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched this week’s episode of Sons of Anarchy, “Poenitentia,” stop reading now. We talked to Kim Coates (Tig) and Billy Brown (August Marks) about key moments. READ FULL STORY
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If you’re a fan of Billy Brown, who’ll continue to recur as August Marks on FX’s Sons of Anarchy while costarring as one of the captors in CBS’ new drama Hostages (which debuts tonight at 10 p.m. ET), we have good news: His role on Hostages lasts longer than the one he had on Fox’s The Following last season (his FBI agent was killed off in episode 3). “Yes, as far as I know, I’ll be around for the duration,” Brown says with a laugh.
On Hostages, Brown plays Archer, one of the four kidnappers (led by Dylan McDermott’s Duncan) who holds a surgeon (Toni Collette) and her family hostage the night before she is to operate on the president of the United States (James Naughton). If she makes sure the president dies, her family lives. How does this turn into a 15-episode series? As Collette told EW in our Fall TV preview issue, “It’s not about a family tied up on their couch. They continue to be monitored, but the captors are smart and they know that the family has to get back out into the world and continue to look normal.” Viewers will also learn about the secrets family members are keeping from one another as well as more about Duncan’s crew.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How would you compare Archer to August?
BILLY BROWN: They share some commonality of intensity in certain moments, but August is still learning to be disciplined and focused through all storms. Archer’s that guy. He’s got structure and discipline, and that’s having the background in the Army, and then moving into the Army Rangers and contract work outside of that life — all of which adds up to a guy who is highly organized and supremely motivated. So the intensity can be transferred to aggression, as well as to the more intellectual side. READ FULL STORY
Spoiler alert: Sons of Anarchy‘s season 6 premiere featured many scenes that got fans talking, one of which was Jax (Charlie Hunnam) cheating on his wife Tara (Maggie Siff) with maternal madame Colette (Kim Dickens), someone with whom he’s also jumping into business. In a conference call with reporters today, Siff explained why Tara didn’t want to see Jax while she’s in jail awaiting her bail hearing and teased the character’s arc this season.
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Taking a page from Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, FX’s Sons of Anarchy is getting an post-episode chat fest, EW has confirmed.
The cable network has picked up three episodes of the online post-show. Each 30-minute installment will stream live on FX’s web site after the East Coast airing, following the premiere as well as episode 5 and the season finale, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The aftershow will be hosted by Chris Franjola (Chelsea Lately).
On Twitter, creator Kurt Sutter confirmed the show will follow a similar format to the AMC after-shows, with “cast members, celebrity superfan and me” appearing.
FX will keep the content online so fans can catch up or re-watch. Sons of Anarchy season 6 premieres Sept. 10.
Happy Spoiler Room day, friends. Hope this week has been kind to you. Mine’s been pretty darn good (see page 2 for details on a pretty amazing day I had on one of my favorite sets this week) and the weekend promises even more good things to come (Saturday’s my birthday!). No, you don’t have to get me anything, but I will take some of your questions! Send them along to firstname.lastname@example.org. Consider it my gift to you.
Have a good one and see you next week. READ FULL STORY
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Happy Thursday, Roomies.
Hope this mountain of TV intel finds you in good spirits and wearing fuzzy slippers. (I don’t know why I said that…)
Anyway, please enjoy. And if I have overlooked any of your favorite shows, do throw rotten fruit at me via email at email@example.com. See you next week!
‘GREY’S ANATOMY': SIX SCOOPLETS FOR THE NEW SEASON!
Will Richard live? Whose relationship might be dead? What happens in the premiere? We caught up with some cast members and EP Shonda Rhimes for a heap of Grey’s teases:
Three words on the premiere: Storm = Mudslide. Firefighters.
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TV’s favorite outlaw motorcycle club rolls back into prime time September 10 with a special 90-minute episode, and FX is offering up the longest sneak peek yet.
After all the buzz about the season premiere’s violence and the release of some portentous-looking promos, we’ve got an extended look at the action-packed season 6 featuring tense interrogations, prison scenes, trouble in the club ranks, and maximum black-leather badassery.
SOA fans, will you be watching?
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The ominous tone of Sons of Anarchy‘s season 6 promos continues. Watch the second tease below in which Jax and the club ride by images of Gemma, Clay, and Tara. Could it mean that Jax is willing to cut all of them loose; that those three, like the MC itself, are in danger of imploding; or that they’ll be problems for Jax? READ FULL STORY
A scene that caps off the season 6 premiere of Sons of Anarchy reignited a conversation about television violence today at the Television Critics Association press tour, where Executive Producer Kurt Sutter urged critics to stay mum about the sequence “that’s not meant to be sensational.”
“I feel like if it gets leaked, it’s going to be like, ‘oh, they’re doing it to be controversial to bring more eyes to the episode,'” Sutter told reporters about the Sept. 10 episode on FX. “Honestly, I’m worried more about that kind of blowback than people finding out about that event.”
He then explained why he chose to feature such a shocking sequence that breaks from the typical action in Charming. “I’ve wanted to do that story for about three years,” Sutter said. “I knew obviously it would be somewhat controversial but I feel like as much as I wouldn’t do something just because it was controversial, I’m also not not going to do something because it’s controversial.
“I feel like it’ll continue to play out and that’s the truth,” Sutter continued. “I will also say that there’s a lot of blood and guts in my show and it’s the signature of the show, but I also feel like — and I feel like I’m not lying to myself when I say this — is that nothing is done gratuitously. The events that happen in the premiere are really the catalyst for the third act of [the series].”
Sutter does have a history of incorporating certain story lines that could be misconstrued as a ploy to grab headlines. That’s why FX kept it on the down low that Walton Goggins (Justified) had filmed a guest spot as transgender escort Venus Van Dam until it aired last season.
It’s that time of the week again. Excited? You should be! I am. I’ve also had a lot of caffeine this week while covering the Television Critics Association press tour with my colleagues, so … this should be interesting.
As always, send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘NCIS’ BOSS: ‘EVERYONE HAS TO WATCH THE FIRST TWO EPISODES’
I hear ya, NCIS fans. The departure of Cote de Pablo is an unfortunate turn of events, to say the least. NCIS EP Gary Glasberg was “saddened” by the situation, too, telling me earlier this week during CBS’ annual bash for television critics that “it’s the last thing we planned on.” That said, he promised, “At the end of the day, I’m really happy with what we came up with. Everyone has to watch the first two episodes.”
Why? Well, for one, he teased, the episodes were completely reworked in order to accommodate this curve ball. “I literally had to lock myself away and everything I was planning on had to be blown out and I had to start all over again,” he says of the news, which came after plans for the season had already begun. “Again, it’s not what we had hoped for. This family — this NCIS family that exists between [the characters] — is so special and so unique, and this was Cote’s decision and we have to respect that … but some really fantastic work is going to come out of what occurred. We have some really terrific stuff planned for the year.”
So what ARE those plans? For one, Ziva will be “prominent” in the second episode of the season and “it’s a really touching, emotional story and I promise the viewers will not be disappointed — especially the Tiva fans, as we say. I hope it’s everything they want it to be.”
He adds: “I want some of it to be a surprise, but I think people will be pleased at the end of the day with where it’s left both emotionally and psychologically — and not only for Tony, but Gibbs, Abby, and everybody. That’s a big part of what I was taking into consideration — really understanding how the people and the fans are so connected to our characters. You really have to honor that.”
Who’s already crying?
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